The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), created in 1986, is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Its mission is to extend and improve life through innovative stem cell therapies.

The Hispanos Dando Esperanza: Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc.-Hermandad Initiative is dedicated to outreaching the Hispanic/Latino communities. This outreach to the Hispanic/Latino community demonstrates that the National Marrow Donor Program and Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. are committed to serving our cultural diversity U.S.A. This initiative promotes innovation and teamwork.

By incorporating these values, the National Marrow Donor Program and Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. aspire to set a standard of excellence nationwide that rewards our recipients, donors, volunteers, and communities.

This Hispanic/Latino Stem Cell and Marrow Initiative focuses efforts throughout California, Colorado and Nevada with 92 National Marrow Donor Program ® donor centers and 10 recruitment groups, and 18 Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. Chapters.

Hispanic/Latino Need

Life threatening diseases such as leukemia and aplastic anemia are equal opportunity diseases. Blood diseases occur at similar rates among members of all races and ethnic groups including Hispanics/Latinos. If a patient is diagnosed with one of these life-threatening diseases and requires a blood stem cells transplant, the first chance for an identical Human Leukocyte Antigen matched stem cell or marrow is from a sibling. If no match is found, stem cells or marrow from a donor unrelated to the patient is the alternative. Because a match must be exact and the uniqueness of antigen types, the best chance for a match is from within the patients own racial or ethnic group.

More About NAK

Local Communities
Service to our community is a very important pillar for our Fraternity. NAK strives to support local communities representing backgrounds that are very similar to those of our members. Most of our involvement focuses on the youth. We organize events that allow us to be role models for younger men and women.

Community Partners
Since our beginning in 1988, Nu Alpha Kappa has been committed to serving our community. The causes that NAK supports are as diverse as the brotherhood, with each chapter serving a multitude of different causes. Each Chapter develops it’s community at their University by becoming actively involved in both on-campus and off-campus events.